We are Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU), a national, voluntary, non-discriminatory and not-for-profit, non-government organisation.It is affiliated to the International Planned Parenthood Federation, a leading International NGO promoting and providing sexual and reproductive health and rights services with a membership of 152 Associations in 182 countries.In July it drew attention to ‘Cyber Space as Safe Space for Women and Girls’ while the theme for August was ‘Sexual Violence against Women and Girls in Conflict’.
In reality, the pimp traffics young women (and sometimes men) completely against their will by force or threat of force; this is human sex trafficking.
Our efforts to end violence, whether state-sponsored or embedded in deep-rooted conventions or harmful practices, must start with the protection of our youngest citizens.
Every child has the right to freedom from all forms of violence.
The potential for positive change is enormous, but for now, violence remains a pervasive phenomenon that blights the life of millions of children, haunts entire communities and stifles the prospects for sustainable development and social progress.
As underlined in this Report, violence against girls and boys cuts across boundaries of age, race, culture, wealth and geography.